First commemoration of the First World War on a UK coin. Beginning an unprecedented five-year programme of commemoration. Largest UK coin programme since London 2012. Outer: 925 silver plated with fine gold. Begin the journey from outbreak to armistice. This limited edition presentation of only 5,000 coins is accompanied by a specially designed booklet that tells the story of the efficient campaign led by Lord Kitchener. His steely gaze features on the arresting reverse of this handsome coin. Every detail of John Bergdahls design is enhanced beautifully by sterling silver and The Royal Mints unrivalled Proof finish. A fitting reminder of those who played their part and will never be forgotten. Though many posters encouraged the men of Britain to enlist, the image of Kitchener himself has come to stand for Kitcheners call for men to fight for King and country, a campaign that saw men respond in their thousands. It is to this instantly recognisable image that the experienced artist John Bergdahl turned to create his stirring reverse design. Your coins edge inscription reads, The lamps are going out all over Europe, recalling the words of Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey on the eve of war. Although no veteran who lived through the First World War is here today to receive the thanks of a grateful nation, a full century Britain remembers and marks this important anniversary. This evocative commemorative coin was designed by John Bergdahl, creator of the coins struck to celebrate the christening of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. For the designer, Kitcheners image perfectly reflected the sense of optimism that was shared in those first days of war, an optimism that today can also be viewed with sadness. It is a moving reminder of those young men who answered Kitcheners call to arms Denomination. 925 sterling silver plated with fine gold. The lamps are going out all over Europe. The item “100th Anniversary of the First World War Outbreak 2014 UK £2 coin” is in sale since Friday, March 24, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\UK (Great Britain)\Other UK Coins”. The seller is “patrioticmint” and is located in Cedarhurst, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Thailand, Switzerland, Ukraine, Qatar, Kuwait, Brazil.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Grade: Ungraded
- Year: 2014